SELLARS, David. TENNYSON. ~ In Memoriam by Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Tall 8vo., bound in the 1980s in suede and calf painted with green paint and with inlaid sculpted leather pieces, on the back is a pendulum made from silver cord and black painted leather and there is a gilt dot on each cover, the fore edges are painted grey and black, the inside covers are in full black morocco with a large cross tooled on each of them, signed with Sellars’s monogram on the lover turnin. In an extraordinary sculptural box of two glass sides framed in black which slot into a black stand, the material is leather pieces glued together, formed and then varnished. The box has caused a very slight rubbing to the spine but this is generally in extremely good condition.
A remarkable achievement, executed by Sellars in the early 1980s. The binding suits the book well with more than a whiff of High Victorian mourning.